Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Quotes of the Week

Description begins in the writer’s imagination, but should finish in the reader's.
—Stephen King

The trouble with fiction is that it makes too much sense, whereas reality never makes sense.
—Aldous Huxley

Write one good clean sentence and put a period at the end of it. Then write another one. 
—M.F.K. Fisher

One must be ruthless with one’s own writing or someone else will be.
—John Berryman

There’s no such thing as writer’s block. That was invented by people in California who couldn’t write.
—Terry Pratchett

Maybe the hardest thing in writing is simply to tell the truth about things as we see them.
—John Steinbeck

I think it’s terribly dangerous for an artist to fulfill other people’s expectations. They generally produce their worst work when they do that. 
—David Bowie

Style is a very simple matter; it is all rhythm. Once you get that, you can’t use the wrong words.
—Virginia Woolf

Anytime you write something, you go through so many phases...“I'm a Fraud' phase.” ...“I'll Never Finish” phase. And...once in a while you think, “What if I actually have created what I set out to create, and it's received as such?”
—Lin-Manuel Miranda


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